Tanzania: Respond, Act On Weather Alerts Promptly, Govt Urges Public

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:55

TANZANIA yesterday joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Meteorological Day (WMD), which is marked on every March 23 since 1961 to celebrate the convention that created the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1950. This year's theme of the WMD that read: "The Sun, the Earth and the Weather", focused on the importance of Sun and how it helps to sustain life on earth, and as well change the weather, hydrological cycle and Ocean currents. Marking the occasion in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Works, Transport and Communication Minister, Engineer Isack Kamwelwe, took the opportunity to remind the public to respond and act on weather alerts, and advisory issued by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) to mitigate effects of natural disasters